Leigh Ann Gale is a professional botanical artist. She is a qualified tutor of botanical illustration who is known for her encouraging and supportive approach to teaching students, and is highly regarded as a mentor and advisor on the subject. She has been awarded medals for her work and has exhibited extensively around the world. Some of her paintings are held in private collections, as well as the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, the Florilegium Society at Sydney Botanic Gardens, the Hampton Court Palace Archives, and the Nymans Florilegium in Sussex. She is Vice Chairman/Chairman Elect of the Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society.